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Covid-19 threat prompts Democrats in Mexico to move annual meeting online

As the new coronavirus throws wrenches in projects around the world, well-developed plans to hold a yearly hobnob at the Guadalajara Hilton Midtown for three days in late March had to be modified – “after intense deliberation and with deep regret,” according to Democrats Abroad Mexico chair William Chapman – and replaced with a virtual event, which will probably happen in late May.

North Banderas Beat - April 10, 2015

Beach Cleanup

The volunteers who show up at the monthly beach cleanup in Bucerias on April 11 will be in for a surprise. Vallarta Bagel World has offered to supply fresh baked cinnamon rolls to the first 25 volunteers who spend their morning combing the beach for items to put in their trash bags.

City Living - March 27, 2015

Altar of sorrows

Although a practice that has repeatedly fallen in and out of favor over the centuries, the creation of symbol-filled altars dedicated to La Virgen de Dolores (the Virgin of Sorrows) has served as a traditional prelude to Semana Santa (Holy Week) for generations of families native to Guadalajara and Western Mexico. Observed exactly seven days prior to Good Friday, Viernes de Dolores falls this year on March 27. 

Visitors can view one of these elaborate, candle-lit altars in the Museo de la Ciudad de Guadalajara (City Museum) on Independencia 684, in the city center. The altar will be opened at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 27 and be open for public viewing through Thursday, April 2.

Briefly - July, 10 2021

Tragic cycle ride

A young female cyclist who was wearing headphones died when she was struck by a light train at the intersection of Lazaro Cardenas and Colon in Guadalajara.

Looking Back: A review of February news from the last 50 years

In this monthly series, we republish a few of the headlines from our February editions 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years ago.


Reporter marks seven years

Founder and publisher of the Colony Reporter, Bob Thurston, writes in his Potpourri column: With last week’s issue of the Reporter we finished our seventh year of continuous publication.